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- 1 English
- 2 Irish
- 3 Old Irish
- bothe (archaic)
- Each of the two; one and the other.
- "Did you want this one or that one?" "Give me both."
- Both children are such dolls.
- Bible, Genesis xxi. 27
- Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and both of them made a covenant.
- Viscount Bolingbroke (1678-1751)
- He will not bear the loss of his rank, because he can bear the loss of his estate; but he will bear both, because he is prepared for both.
- 1977, Agatha Christie, An Autobiography, Part II, chapter4:
- Mind you, clothes were clothes in those days. There was a great deal of them, lavish both in material and in workmanship.
2013 July 19, Ian Sample, “Irregular bedtimes may affect children's brains”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 6, page 34:
- Irregular bedtimes may disrupt healthy brain development in young children, according to a study of intelligence and sleeping habits. ¶ Going to bed at a different time each night affected girls more than boys, but both fared worse on mental tasks than children who had a set bedtime, researchers found.
- (obsolete) Each of more than two.
each of two; one and the other
- including both (used with and)
- Both you and I are students
- For usage examples of this term, see Citations:both.
Declension of both
Forms with the definite article:
- Alternative declension
Declension of both
- bothach (“hutted, full of huts”, adj)
- bothán m (“shanty, cabin; hut, shed, coop”)
- bothchampa m (“hutment”)
- bothóg f (“shanty, cabin”)
|Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.
- "both" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
- “2 both” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
- preterite passive conjunct of